The Emirates Stadium is the venue for tonight’s Group A fixture when Arsenal hosts their Norwegian counterparts, FK Bodø/Glimt in the Europa League.
The visitors who sit on top of the group by virtue of playing more games than Arsenal will want to cement their lead with a victory in London. But it will definitely not be easy because Arsenal have been a rejuvenated side since the commencement of the current football season. With only one loss in all competitions, The Gunners coached by Mikel Arteta have arguably been touted as favourites to win the Europa League.
Mikel Arteta meanwhile understands that the match would not be easy and he was quoted in his pre-match conference saying: “We’ve done our homework. Obviously, we have made the players aware of the team that we are facing tomorrow, the history and what they’ve done in the last few years, and we have Martin [Ødegaard] in the squad who knows them really well and he’s done his homework in the dressing room to understand that tomorrow is going to be a tough game.”
Bodo/Glimt manager, Kjetil Knutsen has said he will come with an attacking game plan because he believes defending against The Gunners will hurt his side just like how Tottenham lost in last weekend’s North London derby.
Mikel Arteta will be extra motivated to do well in the Europa League because winning it is a straight ticket into group stage of next season’s Champions League, a competition they last played in the 2016/17 season.